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I Was Married to a Sociopath

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    My Sociopathic Former Husband

    For twenty years I convinced myself that he was just too smart for feelings or emotion. I convinced myself the masquerade that the world saw was real. Everyone thought he was brilliant, funny and charming, so why was he so cold to me? There was only one truth, it must be me. For...
    residueoflife residueoflife 51-55 2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Actually I still am married to a sociopath.

    I have prayed and hoped that she would somehow change, but I know that isn't going to happen. I have to save myself. She has been having an on going affair for quite some time. I have digital recording of her talking to one of her girlfriends about, and she of course denies...
    john83815 john83815 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    i have just found out my husband is a sociopath

    i am worried and scarred i always thought he was just a cofused man after his awful childhood but the past year has been so awful lying by saying he has cancer going away to say been admitted cancer ward but not telling me where intercepting my bank accounts and stealing and...
    tenovus tenovus 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2014

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    Do I Know What Happend?

    No. Can I explain it? No. Am I glad that the nightmare is finally over? abso-freaking-lutely! I met my husband, we're separated now, 6 years ago. I was 21, and just out of a terrible relationship with someone that was also probably a sociopath, but that's another story. We dated...
    fallingwthgrace fallingwthgrace 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    I was married to a sociopath in 2010.

    We stayed together for 3 years. It was the most miserable time of my life. I successfully divorced her (yes a female socio) this year. The last time I saw her was at our court date and she did an unbelievable number to my head. After realizing what I was dealing with, I did a...
    drwho4 drwho4 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    Help

    i am mother of 4 wonderful kids although severly messed up as a direct result of their father my soon hopefully to be x husband molesting and raping them for years I never seen this it totally came out over time and i mean in tiny little increments now here is where i am and...
    michellelangmack michellelangmack 31-35 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 17 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    The 10-year Nightmare: Married To A Sociopathic Woman

    I am finally divorcing my wife of nearly 11 years. I started the process last summer and she refuses to agree or settle. For the entire time I was married to her, I tried desperately to make things better and figure out what the problem was in my marriage. The low point, and...
    dukearthur2011 dukearthur2011 36-40 22 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    Confronting His Sociopathy Is The Most Terrifying Thing I've Done

    I was introduced to my ex through a mutual friend who sang his praises about how he was the "smartest guy he knew." They'd attended a top law school together a decade before. Almost immediately after we met he began to woo me. It was all very romantic....dinners, handwritten...
    nylonfemme76 nylonfemme76 31-35 4 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    Finally Free!!!!!

    I was married to a sociopath for ten long years! I was only nineteen when I fell in love with my now ex husband. I became pregnant almost right away, too soon for me to realize what  he really was. On top of his personality disorder he also had a drug addiction which his...
    rosalielac rosalielac 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2010

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    The Federal Agent Sociopath

    I met him when I was 17. We dated for 5 years before we were married. When I think back on it, he lied alot then. He also would be missing and I could not find him some days without explaination. After marriage, we had fun. I found him lying for no reason, but i figured, no harm...
    emerald64 emerald64 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Married To A Sociopath

    I am now married to a sociopath, I am lied to about everything including the air he breaths...I found out he has 2 children and doesnt even see them..I had no idea!...I have been with him for almost 3 years..at first eveything was great...then i would see a lie or two ignore it...
    deana34 deana34 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    He would be the best husband ever! He has a beautiful voice! Did anyone hear him sing Zayn's high notes?! He plays the guitar! He is beautifully gorgeous I can get stuck in those...
    pearlgir1 pearlgir1 16-17, F Apr 4

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    I'm a 30 year old woman with three young children, ages 6, 4 and 1. I'm in my second marriage with a man I thought loved me. He was always there for me throughout my divorce with...
    anastasiablu20 anastasiablu20 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    call me a wh@@@ or a homewrecker.. but I've had to affairs with two men and loved them.. it was fun and exciting.. one guy we continue today. I've known him since I was 5 and we...
    XoXo07 XoXo07 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well here it is....I was married 17 years my husband who I was very much in love with took drugs over me he left me a year ago last Jan .I wasn't handling it well my sister was on...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    So over the years I've worked on having the perfect image when around people. It's fun, it's good, it's detached - however it is limiting. It has caused me to misinterpret impulses...
    Apexgiant Apexgiant 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    The more you learn about the human psyche the more you begin to fall down the rabbit hole. Indeed, defenses are very good at what they do. The human mind builds defenses in order...
    EchoDollhouse EchoDollhouse 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    Years ago I was invited to a small social gathering. I was invited by the girl I was sleeping with at the time. Her friend was going to drive us down to get her Husband who would...
    AshTheShade AshTheShade 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    Alright, I've been getting quite a bit of negative feedback on my previous post, and want to set things clear for those who didn't already understand. The text was not supposed to...
    Ulsberg Ulsberg 31-35 3 Responses Apr 23

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    I feel like a robot. Before I continue, I'm posting this here because I don't feel like I'm entirely sociopathic. I have a friend who is one, and while I feel I relate to him...
    ElectricGlitch ElectricGlitch 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I've been with my boyfriend since I was 16 & he was 19, we are going on five years living together & two years in our own house. We are perfect together and I am so glad I found...
    mblondiee mblondiee 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    The reason for me coming to this app is to share my life experience n my mother expired when I was in school days n my father married again n my father had sex with me from the...
    bindu2605 bindu2605 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My father was extremely emotionally abusive to me as a child and young adult. He is extremely manipulative and plays such games that it's only now that I am 28, I am realising how...
    freyaB freyaB 22-25 Apr 12

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    yes.. I know I'm a horrible person.. I. dating a married man... we've tried not too. and would stop taking for months. but we miss each other so much.. that we find our way back...
    Camoprincess4455 Camoprincess4455 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    Its funny that everyone around me thinks I'm in this great marriage based on the material things that I have. Yes, my husband is a great provider and father. But, he is a horrible...
    kimberlycook kimberlycook 46-50, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    i feel that we as sociopaths should be military weapons? would we not excel at the tasks that others freeze at? or is a man acting out of fear or anger emotionally level with a...
    HHB1 HHB1 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    I've probably read a 1000 stories on here now and there definable seems to be a fine line between those who are, who think they are and psychopaths/mentally disturbed. I'm just...
    HHB1 HHB1 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So he's out of town at his parents again, and I'm pretty sure he's been drinking. Supposedly he's been sober 8 months now and he got upset with me when I told him I wanted him to...
    danteflorz danteflorz 31-35, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I believe I'm a sociopath. All of my serious long term relationships (including friendships) have failed, simply because I get bored of people after being around them for a while...
    OddlySexual OddlySexual 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Greetings mortals! Welcome to the exclusive club of emotional and sexual deviancy. This is where the potential serial killers **********. This is where pride is no more than a...
    Ulsberg Ulsberg 31-35 7 Responses Apr 12

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    being a borderline sociopath i just cant get my head round emotions, but recently one of the things i relied on most. My dog passed away, as i put him down i was sought with anger...
    HHB1 HHB1 18-21, M Apr 21

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    Yeah, guess i'm a sociopath. Found an outing through ******* around and drugs. not a big deal. guess you could call my ideal man JD from Heathers..
    dietcokeheads dietcokeheads 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    found myself thinking about my sociopath ex today and its really bothering me. i made a new facebook a week ago he friends me on it within a few hours... i accepted then i later...
    myownconsultant myownconsultant 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Are we not a tribe? I've read a post on here claiming the idea of a sociopath chat room is laughable. why? Of course the idea seems like an oxymoron, but we are a community. Maybe...
    Mrgone84 Mrgone84 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    i dated this guy when i was 13 until i was 15. i ****** him up, bad. i didnt really like him all too much, and i never felt that bad. hed beg for me and id almost laugh in his face...
    dietcokeheads dietcokeheads 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    This is my skin and I like how it fits. Since I was young, about four, I had an interest in torturing animals. My first experience was a box full of kittens. While my mom cleaned...
    Mrgone84 Mrgone84 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    Torture. for me the thought of killing brings feelings of excitement and pleasure but more so, torture. It sometimes excites me to the point where I become engorged. Since I was...
    Mrgone84 Mrgone84 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    How do humans fall in love? How do they have a crush on someone else? Do they enter the coffee shop and go "hey, I like this girl, I think I'm gonna fall for her". This subject is...
    whiplash95 whiplash95 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    My husband and I have been married for nine years and together for fourteen. We got married just after my 24th birthday. In that time we've moved all across north america and had...
    thelifeandtimes thelifeandtimes 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 20

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